What remains of communism a hundred years after the Russian Revolution? In a compelling conversation, two prominent French experts on the subject, historians Stéphane Courtois and Pierre Rigoulot, try to answer this question. The first legacy of communism is an atrocious human rights record. While the level of repression was uneven in the different states that had various forms of communist regimes over the past century, the fact remains that basic freedoms were everywhere limited or simply suppressed. And then there is the disastrous economic record. The assessment is clear: the model in former communist countries, which massively turned to democracy and market economies in the early 1990s, proved a complete failure. Even so, communist ideology in varying forms has not breathed its last, and is even finding a second wind on every continent...